Jean-Luc Godard filmography

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Jean-Luc Godard in 1968

Jean-Luc Godard is a prolific French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film editor whose career spans over sixty years. He has directed, written, produced and edited many films. The following attempts to be a comprehensive filmography.

Early works (1955–1958)[edit]

Title Year Credited as Notes
Director Writer Actor Other
Opération béton
(Operation Concrete)
1955 Yes Yes Narrator Editor
Une femme coquette
(A Coquettish Woman)
1955 Yes Yes Editor
Cinematographer
Credited as Hans Lucas
Charlotte et Véronique, ou Tous les garçons s'appellent Patrick"
(Charlotte and Véronique, or: All Boys Are Called Patrick)
1957 Yes
Une histoire d'eau
(A Story of Water)
1958 Yes Editor Co-directed with François Truffaut
Charlotte et son Jules
(Charlotte and Her Boyfriend)
1958 Yes Yes Jules (voice) Editor Uncredited as actor

French New Wave (1959–1967)[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Title Year Credited as Notes
Director Writer Actor
À bout de souffle
(Breathless)
1960 Yes Yes The Snitch Co-conceived with François Truffaut
Le Petit soldat
(The Little Soldier)
1960 Yes Yes Man at Railway Station Uncredited as actor
Une femme est une femme
(A Woman Is a Woman)
1961 Yes Yes
Vivre sa vie
(My Life to Live)
1962 Yes Yes Voice of Nana's boyfriend
Les Carabiniers
(The Carabineers)
1963 Yes Yes
Le Mépris
(Contempt)
1963 Yes Yes Lang's Assistant Director Uncredited as actor
Bande à part
(Band of Outsiders)
1964 Yes Yes Narrator Uncredited as narrator
Une femme mariée
(A Married Woman)
1964 Yes Yes Narrator Uncredited as narrator
Alphaville: une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution
1965 Yes Yes
Pierrot le fou
1965 Yes Yes
Masculin Féminin
(Masculine Feminine)
1966 Yes Yes
Made in U.S.A. 1966 Yes Yes Richard Politzer
(voice)
Uncredited as actor
2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle
(Two or Three Things I Know About Her)
1967 Yes Yes Narrator Co-written with Catherine Vimenet
La Chinoise 1967 Yes Yes
Week-end 1967 Yes Yes

Short films[edit]

Title Year Credited as Notes
Director Writer Actor
La Paresse (Sloth) 1961 Yes Yes From Les Sept péchés capitaux (The Seven Deadly Sins)
Il Nuovo mondo (The New World) 1962 Yes Yes From RoGoPaG
Le Grand escroc (The Great Swindler) 1964 Yes Yes From Les plus belles escroqueries du monde
(The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers)
Reportage sur Orly (Reporting on Orly) 1964 Yes Yes
"Montparnasse-Levallois" 1965 Yes Yes Man in fez
Narrator
From Paris vu par... (Paris as Seen by...) — A.K.A. Six in Paris
Anticipation, ou: l'amour en l'an 2000
(Anticipation: or Love in the Year 2000)
1967 Yes Yes From Le Plus vieux métier du monde
(The World's Oldest Profession)
Caméra-oeil (Camera-Eye) 1967 Yes Yes From Loin du Vietnam (Far from Vietnam)
L'amore (Andate e ritorno dei figli prodighi)
(Love: Departure and Return of the Prodigal Children)
1967 Yes Yes From Amore e rabbia (Love and Anger)

Dziga Vertov Group/political films (1968–1972)[edit]

Title Year Credited as Notes
Director Writer Actor Other
Ciné-tracts 1968 Yes
Le Rouge: Film-Tract: n° 1968 1968 Yes Yes Editor
Producer
Co-directed and written with Gérard Fromanger
Un Film comme les autres
(A Film Like Any Other)
1968 Yes Yes Editor
One Plus One (Sympathy for the Devil) 1968 Yes Yes
One A.M. (One American Movie) 1968 Yes Yes Cinematographer Unfinished; incorporated into One P.M.[1]
(One Parallel Movie/One Pennebaker Movie)
by D. A. Pennebaker in 1971.
Le Gai savoir (Joy of Learning) 1969 Yes Yes Narrator Editor Inspired by Emile by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Communications 1969 Yes Yes Unfinished
British Sounds (See You at Mao) 1969 Yes Yes Co-directed and written with Jean-Henri Roger
Pravda 1969 Yes Yes Editor Documentary; uncredited
Le Vent d'est (Wind from the East) 1969 Yes Yes Editor Co-written and directed with Jean-Pierre Gorin
Luttes en Italie (Struggles in Italy) 1969 Yes Yes Editor Co-written and directed with Jean-Pierre Gorin
Jusqu'à la victoire (Until Victory) 1970 Yes Yes Narrator Unfinished; incorporated into Ici et ailleurs
(Here and Elsewhere) by Godard & Anne-Marie Miéville
in 1974
Vladimir et Rosa (Vladimir and Rosa) 1971 Yes Yes Vladimir Lenin Editor
Cinematographer
Co-written and directed with Jean-Pierre Gorin
Schick after Shave 1971 Yes Yes
Tout va bien (Everything's Going Fine) 1972 Yes Yes Co-written and directed with Jean-Pierre Gorin
Letter to Jane 1972 Yes Yes Co-written and directed with Jean-Pierre Gorin

Transitional period (SonImage) (1974–1978)[edit]

Title Year Credited as Notes
Director Writer Actor Other
Ici et ailleurs (Here and Elsewhere) 1974 Yes Yes Narrator Co-director and co-writer
Numéro deux (Number Two) 1975 Yes Yes Himself Co-written Anne-Marie Miéville
Comment ça va
(How's it going)
1976 Yes Yes Co-written and directed with Anne-Marie Miéville
Six fois deux, sur et sous la communication
(Six Times Two: Over and Under Communication)
1976 Yes Yes Himself Editor
Producer
Co-written and directed with Anne-Marie Miéville
Faut pas rêver (Dream On) 1977 Yes Yes Editor
Producer
Cinematographer
France/tour/détour/deux enfants
(France/Tour/Detour/Two Children)
1978 Yes Yes Robert Linard Editor
Producer
Uncredited as editor

Second Wave (1979–1988)[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Title Year Credited as Notes
Director Writer Actor Other
Sauve qui peut (la vie)
(Every Man for Himself in North America
and Slow Motion in the UK)
1980 Yes Yes Editor
Producer
Co-written with two others
Passion 1982 Yes Yes Editor Co-written with Jean-Claude Carrière
Prénom Carmen (First Name: Carmen) 1983 Yes Uncle Jeannot Uncredited as actor
Je vous salue, Marie (Hail Mary) 1985 Yes Yes
Détective 1985 Yes Yes Co-written with two others
King Lear 1987 Yes Yes Professor Pluggy Executive producer
Editor
Uncredited as writer, actor,
editor, and executive producer
Soigne ta droite (Keep Your Right Up) 1987 Yes Yes The Idiot/Prince Editor

Short films/videos[edit]

Title Year Credited as Notes
Director Writer Actor Other
Quelques remarques sur la réalisation et
la production du film 'Sauve qui peut (la vie)'

(A Few Remarks on the Direction and
Production of the Film Sauve qui peut (la vie))
1979 Yes Yes
Une bonne à tout faire (Good to Go) 1981 Yes Yes
Lettre à Freddy Buache (Letter to Freddy Buache) 1982 Yes Yes Himself
Changer d'image (To Alter the Image) 1982 Yes Yes The Idiot Editor From Le Changement a plus d'un titre
(Change Has More Than One Title)
Passion, le travail et l'amour: introduction à un scénario
,ou Troisième état du scénario du film Passion
1982 Yes
Scénario du film Passion 1982 Yes Narrator
Himself
Petites notes à propos du film Je vous salue, Marie
(Small Notes Regarding the Film Je vous salue, Marie)
1983 Yes Himself
Grandeur et décadence d'un petit commerce de cinéma
(Grandeur and Decadence of a Small Movie Concern)
1986 Yes Yes Himself Uncredited as actor and writer
Soft and Hard 1986 Yes Yes Himself Editor Co-written and directed with Anne-Marie Miéville
Meetin' WA 1986 Yes Himself Editor
Armide 1987 Yes From Aria
Closed Jeans: Marithé François Girbaud, série 1, 1-10
(Closed Jeans: Marithé François Girbaud: Series 1: 1-10)
1988 Yes Yes Editor
Closed: Marithé et François Girbaud, série 2, 1-7
(Closed: Marithé and François Girbaud: Series 2: 1-7)
1988 Yes Yes Editor
Puissance de la parole (The Power of Speech) 1988 Yes Yes
Le Dernier mot/Les Français entendus par...
(The Last Word/The French as Understood by...)
1988 Yes Yes From Les Français vus par... (The French as Seen by...)

1989–present[edit]

Feature and medium length films[edit]

Title Year Credited as Notes
Director Writer Actor Other
Nouvelle Vague 1990 Yes Yes Editor Uncredited as editor
Allemagne année 90 neuf zéro (Germany Year 90 Nine Zero) 1991 Yes Editor Uncredited as editor
Hélas pour moi (Oh Woe Is Me) 1993 Yes
JLG/JLG, autoportrait de décembre
(JLG/JLG: Self-Portrait in December)
1994 Yes Yes Himself Editor
For Ever Mozart 1996 Yes Yes Editor
Eloge de l'amour (In Praise of Love) 2001 Yes Yes
Notre musique 2004 Yes Yes
Film Socialisme 2010 Yes Yes
Adieu au Langage (Goodbye to Language)[1] 2014 Yes Yes Narrator Uncredited as actor

Short films, video work[edit]

Title Year Credited as Notes
Director Writer Actor Other
Le Rapport Darty
(The Darty Report / The Darty Connection)
1989 Yes Nathanael,
the 2000 year-old robot
Co-directed with Anne-Marie Miéville
Marithé François Girbaud: Métamorphojean 1990 Yes Yes
Pour Thomas Wainggai 1991 Yes From Contre l'oubli
L'enfance de l'art 1991 Yes Yes Editor Co-written and directed
with Anne-Marie Miéville
Parisienne People Cigarettes 1992 Yes Yes Narrateur Editor
Les Enfants jouent à la Russie
(The Kids Play Russian)
1993 Yes Yes Prince Mishkin Editor
Je vous salue Sarajevo
(I Salute Thee Sarajevo / Hail Sarajevo)
1993 Yes Yes Narrator Editor
2 x 50 ans de cinéma français
(2 x 50 French Cinema Years)
1995 Yes Himself Editor Co-directed with Anne-Marie Miéville
Plus Oh! 1996 Yes Editor
Espoir/Microcosmos 1996 Yes Yes Editor
Adieu au TNS 1998 Yes Yes Himself
Histoire(s) du cinéma
((History(s) of the Cinema) — 1988-1998
1998 Yes Yes Himself Editor
The Old Place 1999 Yes Yes Himself Editor Co-written and directed
with Anne-Marie Miéville
'De l'origine du XXIe siècle
(
Origins of the 21st Century)
2000 Yes Editor
Dans le noir du temps 2002 Yes From Ten Minutes Older: The Cello
Moments Choisis 2004 Yes Yes Editor Collage taken by Godard
from Histoire(s) du Cinema
Ecce Homo 2006 Yes Yes Editor
Producer
Vrai faux passeport (True False Passport) 2006 Yes Yes Narrator Editor
Producer
Reportage amateur Maquette expo 2006 Yes Yes Co-written and directed
with Anne-Marie Miéville
Prière pour refusniks (1) (Prayer for Refuseniks (1)) 2006 Yes Yes Editor
Prière pour refusniks (2)
(Prayer for Refuseniks (2))
2006 Yes Yes Editor
Prière pour refusniks (2)
(Prayer for Refuseniks (2))
2008 Yes Yes Editor
Une catastrophe (A Catastrophe) 2008 Yes Yes Editor Trailer for Viennale
Tribute to Eric Rohmer 2010 Yes Yes Himself Editor Uncredited as editor and actor
Les trois désastres 2013 Yes Yes From 3X3D, omnibus film
with Peter Greenaway and Edgar Pera
The Bridge of Sighs 2014 Yes Yes From omnibus film Les Ponts de Sarajevo
Letter in Motion to Gilles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux 2014 Yes Narrator
Prix suisse, remerciements, mort ou vif 2015 Yes Himself

Other filmography[edit]

Title Year Credited as Notes
Director Writer Actor
Le Château de verre
(The Glass Castle)
1950 Un passant Uncredited
Le coup du berger
(Fool's Mate)
1956 Un invité à la fête Uncredited
La Sonate à Kreutzer 1956 Ami journaliste
Présentation ou Charlotte et son steak
(Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak)
1960 Walter Short
Paris Belongs to Us 1961 Un homme à la terrasse Credited as Hans Lucas
Les fiancés du pont Mac Donald ou
(Méfiez-vous des lunettes noires)
1961 L'homme aux lunettes noires Short
Cléo from 5 to 7 1962 Actor in silent film Uncredited
Le Signe du Lion 1962 Le mélomane Uncredited
Sun in Your Eyes 1962 Unknown
Shéhérazade 1963 Unknown
The Defector 1966 Orlovsky's Friend Uncredited
Ciné-girl 1969 Lui-même Uncredited
Ne 1975 Unknown
Der kleine Godard an das
Kuratorium junger deutscher Film
1978 The Guest
We're Still Here 1997 L'homme comédien
After the Reconciliation 2000 Robert

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